SD4060 : Heysham Port

taken 6 years ago, near to Heysham, Lancashire, Great Britain

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Heysham Port
Heysham Port
The buildings at the back are the Morecambe Bay gas field service base on the north quay.
In front of these, turbine parts for Heysham South wind farm have been unloaded from a cargo ship by the 2 yellow mobile cranes. The ship TA0623 : "Natali" discharging at Barrow Haven which has delivered them from Hamburg is almost entirely hidden by trailers. (The Natali (IMO 8203543) was detained here by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for failing a Port State Control inspection, eventually leaving on 23 March.)
The foreground, which used to be covered in railway sidings, is now used for trailer parking. (Most of the freight traffic is loaded on and off the ferries by dedicated tractors, to save lorry drivers making the crossing.)
The railway line runs to Heysham Port station, and is used by one train a day, which connects with the daytime Isle of Man ferry.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 6 January, 2015   (more nearby)
Friday, 9 January, 2015
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Construction, Development  Docks, Harbours 
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 4019 6031 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:2.1172N 2:54.8813W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 4079 6025
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Gas Field Service Base  Wind Turbine Parts  Mobile Cranes  Trailers  Railway Line 

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